While this state seems to favour President Trump, Joe Biden has expressed he is confident it will go his way. As of Wednesday at noon, Biden had a lead of 20,533 votes out of a total 3,240,329 ballots cast, or 0.6 percent. With 93% of the expected vote counted, Trump is ahead with 50.3% versus 48.5% for Biden. Marco Rubio (Fla.), denounced (sort of, anyway) Trump's declaration of victory. Trump would have to win Alaska and all but one of the other five battleground states that AP has yet to call.
There are 15 electoral votes at stake in North Carolina. She said the Biden campaign believes it will prevail in Michigan, Wisconsin and Nevada, citing large numbers of outstanding mail-in ballots, which tend to skew Democratic. Mail-in and absentee ballots, which could favor democrats, are still being counted in these states.
"The American people get to pick their President, the President does not get to pick the people whose votes get counted", O'Malley Dillon also said Wednesday. And he wasn't the only one who noticed-although on Wednesday it appeared that anyone who noted the Biden vote dump in MI was getting censored by Twitter.
"Last night I was leading, often solidly, in many key States, in nearly all instances Democrat run & controlled", Trump tweeted.
Bill Stepien, Trump's campaign manager, insisted the president was headed for re-election and that the campaign was readying its lawyers to challenge results in some states.
Bond said a second Trump administration - especially if the president resorts to the Supreme Court to settle a disputed election by invalidating votes for his opponent - had the potential to further entrench existing divisions within the EU.
"We'll be going to the US Supreme Court".
Several key battleground states, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, who may determine who will be in the White House after January of next year, are still counting votes.
The Associated Press has called the Arizona race in favour of Joe Biden at 51.9% compared to Trump's 46.8%, with a margin of 133,429, and almost 530,000 uncounted votes.
Trump has a wide lead and is broadly expected to carry the state.
The main reason? Many states made it easier for voters to request mail-in ballots amid the coronavirus pandemic and concerns about crowded polling places.
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OR also became the first U.S. state to approve therapeutic use for psilocybin, a hallucinogenic drug known as "magic mushrooms". Under the measure, adults 21 and older would be allowed to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, according to their website.
But the Biden campaign was optimistic of the outcome and slammed Trump's efforts to halt vote counting.
Trump has refused to confirm whether he will accept the results of the election, and claims the vast number of mail-in ballots - many still to be counted, and which some analysts have said could significantly boost the Democratic Party - could be used to rig the results against him. Both fell short of the 270 threshold. In the nationwide popular vote, Biden leads by roughly 2 million.
Here's a breakdown of the current electoral map, and which way it could swing..
Biden, speaking just after midnight Wednesday, in Wilmington, Del., said that he was "on track to win this election".
Democrats in Pennsylvania say they are optimistic Biden will come out on top in the Keystone state, but are also reassured that the Vice President has several paths to victory.
Pennsylvania, meanwhile, now shows President Trump with a massive lead of around 700,000 votes.
As of mid-morning on Wednesday, Florida and OH had been called for Trump, while Arizona and Colorado had been called for Biden.
ME is one of two states that divide their electoral college votes between the victor of the statewide popular vote and the victor in each of its congressional districts. Biden won the state's 2nd Congressional District, which includes Omaha. Trump and his campaign could allege problems with the way votes are counted in individual states, but they would have to start their legal fight in a state or lower federal court. Trump is leading at 50.1%, with Biden trailing behind at 48.7%.
Many eyes turned to OH as Mr Biden appeared in with a chance of winning a state Mr Trump took by eight points in 2016.
Mr Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, also shared tweets with unsubstantiated allegations of electoral fraud.
Then another mysterious all-Biden vote dump happened in Wisconsin.
-With assistance from Gregory Korte, Tyler Pager, Jennifer Epstein and Alan Levin.